“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.”
~ Ephesians 2:10 (NLT)
This year the MOPS theme was "Beautiful Mess" and to go along with the theme, I came up with an spin on a Kitchen Sink Cookie for our birthday gift to each of the moms in our group.
Beautiful Mess Birthday Cookie Jars
Adapted from Bakerella
Makes One Dozen Cookies
In a pint-sized glass jar, layer the following:
- 2/3 cup Flour
- 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/8 tsp Salt
- 1/2 cup Oats
- 1/3 cup M&Ms
- 1/3 cup Chocolate Chips
- 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar (pack down tight - should be below the neck of the jar)
- 1/4 cup White Sugar
- 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar (pack down tight, it will fit!)
On a recipe card (I used sheets of standard-sized business cards), include the following baking instructions::
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Mix content of the jar with:
4 tablespoons butter, softened
1 egg yolk
½ teaspoon of vanilla.
- Roll into 1 ½ inch balls.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes.
I made 80+ jars over the course of the year and they turned out beautifully, if I do say so myself, which I just did =) I've enjoyed every precious moment I've spent with my MOPS gals over the past two years and was so excited to be able to come up with a tasty treat to honor each of our mamas on their birthdays!
Much love to all my MOPS sisters, locally and all over the globe!